Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 47

Thread: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

  1. #1
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,764

    Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    WASHINGTON Rabbis published an open letter on Thursday urging Fox News to reprimand conservative anchor Glenn Beck for what they called repeated use of inappropriate references about Nazism and the Holocaust.
    A group of some 400 Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Orthodox rabbis published the demands in a full page ad in The Wall Street Journal.
    The open letter to Fox News Channel chairman Rupert Murdoch demanded an apology for Beck's "unacceptable attacks" against billionaire financier George Soros, a liberal philanthropist who also is Jewish.
    The rabbis were also critical of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who has defended Beck's use of Nazi references and called NPR radio executives "Nazis" for firing Fox commentator and former radioman Juan Williams.
    Ailes has also dismissed Beck's Jewish critics as "left-wing rabbis".
    That last sentence is the funniest part of this whole thing. This is a group of Conservative rabbis, some who are even ultraconservative. What is the response of FOX News to the letter? To call them Leftists and Liberals. This, my friends, is the mindset of FOX News, in a nutshell. Whoever disagrees with them is automatically Liberal.

    Finally, the issue here is not about George Soros, who happens to be a Liberal. The issue is this: As we celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day, which just passed, we need to make damn sure that the remembrance is about the Holocaust. And propagandists masquerading as a legitimate news organization belittles what happened in Germany during that hellish period, when they use it to attack those who disagree with their points of view.

    I remember when Bush was in office, and Liberals were calling him a Nazi. FOX News defended Bush, and called those Liberals reprehensible in their portrayal of him as one. Now that a Liberal is in their gun sights, FOX News has absolutely no problem doing the exact same thing the Liberals did, and that FOX News called shameful - Calling opponents Nazis.

    So, to FOX News, I say this: By your own standards, you are now Liberals. Now that you know this, are you guys going to go out and commit suicide?

    Article is here.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  2. #2
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Great post, I've taken the liberty to highlight a few words:

    WASHINGTON Rabbis published an open letter on Thursday urging Fox News to reprimand conservative anchor Glenn Beck for what they called repeated use of inappropriate references about Nazism and the Holocaust.

    A group of some 400 Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Orthodox rabbis published the demands in a full page ad in The Wall Street Journal.

    The open letter to Fox News Channel chairman Rupert Murdoch demanded an apology for Beck's "unacceptable attacks" against billionaire financier George Soros, a liberal philanthropist who also is Jewish.


  3. #3
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    09-30-17 @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Great post, I've taken the liberty to highlight a few words:
    The word "conservative" as applied to Judaism actually refers to a moderate strain of Judaism. If you are looking for the conservative in a political sense, you need to look towards Orthodox, instead.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

  4. #4
    Battle Ready
    Grim17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwestern U.S.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    24,145
    Blog Entries
    20

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    This is more BS from "Jewish Funds for Justice", a George Soros funded liberal/socialist group of community organizers that promote social justice... In other words, they're the Jewish branch of ACORN, Media Matters and the CAP all rolled into one.

    Funny how the article never once mentions the that those "Rabbi's" are from JFSJ?

    Oh wait... It was written by AFP... Never mind.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Gill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    The Derby City
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 10:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    8,686

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    The only reference I saw was Beck's claim that Soros helped the Nazis send Jews to death camps. Seems to me that the real question is whether this was true or not. If true, then the Rabbis should be criticizing Soros instead of Beck. Some actual quotes from Beck calling Soros a Nazi would have been nice. The article has none. Since I've never watched Beck's show, I can't confirm or deny that he called him a Nazi, so quotes would have been nice.

    I wonder if these Rabbis also sent a letter of protest to Representative Cohen of Memphis for calling Republicans Nazis.

    • "The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville





  6. #6
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,323

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That last sentence is the funniest part of this whole thing. This is a group of Conservative rabbis, some who are even ultraconservative. What is the response of FOX News to the letter? To call them Leftists and Liberals. This, my friends, is the mindset of FOX News, in a nutshell. Whoever disagrees with them is automatically Liberal.

    Finally, the issue here is not about George Soros, who happens to be a Liberal. The issue is this: As we celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day, which just passed, we need to make damn sure that the remembrance is about the Holocaust. And propagandists masquerading as a legitimate news organization belittles what happened in Germany during that hellish period, when they use it to attack those who disagree with their points of view.

    I remember when Bush was in office, and Liberals were calling him a Nazi. FOX News defended Bush, and called those Liberals reprehensible in their portrayal of him as one. Now that a Liberal is in their gun sights, FOX News has absolutely no problem doing the exact same thing the Liberals did, and that FOX News called shameful - Calling opponents Nazis.

    So, to FOX News, I say this: By your own standards, you are now Liberals. Now that you know this, are you guys going to go out and commit suicide?

    Article is here.
    Orthodox or conservative?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    anyone know how many rabbi's are in the US?

  8. #8
    Sage
    Barbbtx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    W'Ford TX
    Last Seen
    11-10-12 @ 08:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,467

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    The only reference I saw was Beck's claim that Soros helped the Nazis send Jews to death camps. Seems to me that the real question is whether this was true or not. If true, then the Rabbis should be criticizing Soros instead of Beck. Some actual quotes from Beck calling Soros a Nazi would have been nice. The article has none. Since I've never watched Beck's show, I can't confirm or deny that he called him a Nazi, so quotes would have been nice.

    I wonder if these Rabbis also sent a letter of protest to Representative Cohen of Memphis for calling Republicans Nazis.
    Cohen was asked to apologize by different organizations. He refused.

    Groups call out congressman on Holocaust imagery | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

    "The National Jewish Democratic Council criticizes the comments of Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), which compared Republicans to the Nazis and unfortunately reintroduced the Holocaust into the health care debate," said the umbrella body for Jewish Democrats. "As we have said repeatedly, invoking the Holocaust to make a political point is never acceptable -- on either side of the aisle."
    J Street, a liberal pro-Israel group that endorsed Cohen in the last election, also called on Cohen to apologize..
    Cohen told the Washington Post that he would not apologize for his statement, which he said was appropriate to the situation.
    Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
    1/27/12

  9. #9
    Battle Ready
    Grim17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwestern U.S.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    24,145
    Blog Entries
    20

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    The only reference I saw was Beck's claim that Soros helped the Nazis send Jews to death camps. Seems to me that the real question is whether this was true or not. If true, then the Rabbis should be criticizing Soros instead of Beck. Some actual quotes from Beck calling Soros a Nazi would have been nice. The article has none. Since I've never watched Beck's show, I can't confirm or deny that he called him a Nazi, so quotes would have been nice.

    I wonder if these Rabbis also sent a letter of protest to Representative Cohen of Memphis for calling Republicans Nazis.
    First, here are the transcripts from a 60 Minutes interview with Soros:

    Quote Originally Posted by 60 Minutes/George Soros

    KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

    Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.

    KROFT: I mean, that's--that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

    Mr. SOROS: Not--not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't--you don't see the connection. But it was--it created no--no problem at all.

    KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

    Mr. SOROS: No.

    Now, this is the transcripts of what Beck said about Soros on his show, which includes a clip of Soros from an interview:


    BECK: I am not blaming a fourteen year old or his parents for trying to keep him alive, trying to keep a family alive. I don't think anyone can understand what it must have been like to be Jewish in that scenario. Can you?

    Especially fourteen. I don't want to question the fourteen year old. I would, however, like to question the eighty year old man, who has never once said he regretted it - but more than that, he views it as the happiest year of his life.

    Again, not my words, his words. Listen.

    SOROS [clip]: It was actually, probably the happiest year of my life - that year of German occupation. For me it was a very positive experience. It's a strange thing, because you see incredible suffering all around you, and in fact, you are in considerable danger yourself. But you're fourteen years old and you don't believe that it can actually touch you. You have a belief in yourself, you have a belief in your father. It's a very happy making exhilarating experience.

    BECK: I don't think I've ever heard anybody describe the Holocaust years like that. Maybe he's the most healthy man you've ever met. Maybe somehow or another, he just got through it.
    I'm sorry, but there is only one reason why any Jewish organization would defend George Soros and condemn Glenn Beck... Because they are actually a political organization that happens to be funded by George Soros.

  10. #10
    Sage
    Gill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    The Derby City
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 10:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    8,686

    Re: Rabbis blast Fox TV for pundit's Holocaust remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Cohen was asked to apologize by different organizations. He refused.

    Groups call out congressman on Holocaust imagery | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

    "The National Jewish Democratic Council criticizes the comments of Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), which compared Republicans to the Nazis and unfortunately reintroduced the Holocaust into the health care debate," said the umbrella body for Jewish Democrats. "As we have said repeatedly, invoking the Holocaust to make a political point is never acceptable -- on either side of the aisle."
    J Street, a liberal pro-Israel group that endorsed Cohen in the last election, also called on Cohen to apologize..
    Cohen told the Washington Post that he would not apologize for his statement, which he said was appropriate to the situation.
    Is this the same group that criticized Beck and Fox News ?

    • "The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville





Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •